Monday, October 29, 2012

DIY Cake Plate

For quite some time I have been looking for the perfect cake plate.  The ones I've found have been too pricey or not quite what I'm looking for. I don't really want a cake plate to put a cake on, but for decoration. This is why I couldn't justify $30-$50. I was excited when I happened upon some candle stick holders and plates at our dollar store. I knew with a little bit of epoxy and spray paint that I could have the cake plate I've been wanting at a price I could justify.  This project cost me $5.00. (And I still have spray paint left over for more projects!)

First, mark the center on the back of the plate.  That way when you attach the candle stick holder it is in the right position.

Next, fill the candle stick holder with epoxy.  I used some epoxy that my husband had picked up at work, but I would suggest that you use Loctite five minute set epoxy that is available at Home Depot or Walmart.
 Attach candle stick holder to the bottom of the plate.  Let epoxy set. 
After epoxy is set, spray paint cake plate desired color.  Or if you chose a plate and candle stick holder that are already the color you would like, enjoy your new cake plate!